It’s been just over per month since EA Sports released UFC 4, even though it is a strong entry in the franchise with a wide-spanning roster of the very most recognizable athletes in the world’s biggest MMA promotion, there are some noteworthy names missing from the roster. From recent signings and new breakout stars to old favorites who keep flirting with a comeback, they are the fighters I’d want to see put into the UFC 4 roster.
1. Khamzat Chimaev
Without question, Chimaev has been among the breakout stars of 2020. From his two dominant wins inside a 10-day period in July on Fight Island to his massive one-punch knockout over UFC veteran Gerald Meerschaert, Khamzat Chimaev is on a rocket-like trajectory at this time. Despite the fact that he’s at the moment eyeing his fourth fight in the UFC, uFC president Dana White is singing his praises even, saying, “He is among the most special fighters I’ve ever seen, or even probably the most special guy that I’ve ever run into.”
2. Amanda Ribas
Another one of the primary up-and-coming stars in the UFC, Amanda Ribas has proven that she belongs in the contender conversation after making her debut last June. After showcasing her Brazilian jiu-jitsu with a submission make an impression on Emily Whitmire in her debut, Ribas rattled off two dominant decision wins over Mackenzie Dern and Randa Markos before her biggest victory in a lightning-quick submission make an impression on the ever-popular Paige VanZant.
3. Brock Lesnar
Probably probably the most unlikely inclusion with this list because of pricey licensing and probable exclusive handles other entertainment companies, Brock Lesnar is continually probably the most intriguing and captivating figures to a big part of the MMA fanbase. Following a meteoric rise through the heavyweight division in the past, Lesnar could capture and defend the championship belt. Lesnar returned from retirement in 2016, but after securing a make an impression on veteran Mark Hunt, Lesnar’s victory was overturned because of an anti-doping policy violation, leaving a negative taste in the mouth of several Lesnar MMA fans. Currently, Lesnar is really a free agent, even though Dana White doesn’t paint an especially optimistic picture for Lesnar’s go back to the Octagon, there is no denying the behemoth’s star power and capability to capture an audience.
4. Jiri Prochazka
in July will be an understatement
To say Prochazka was thrown to the wolves in his UFC debut. The former Rizin champion looked right in the home in his new organization, knocking former title contender Volkan Oezdemir out cold. The rankings panel of the UFC appears to agree that he has what must be done to create it in the UFC, as that single win catapulted him to function as sixth-ranked light heavyweight on the roster.
5. Michael Chandler
the largest free agent signing in recent memory
Perhaps, Michael Chandler has served among the real faces of Bellator for ten years. Now, the former champion has signed with the UFC and is preparing to immediately step right into a championship fight in October should anything eventually either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje. Although it remains to be observed how he’ll do against top-tier UFC competition just, the matchups that await him are exciting and intriguing. Why don’t we see them play out in EA Sports UFC 4 now.
6. Aleksandar Rakić
While his latest make an impression on Anthony Smith wasn’t probably the most electrifying main event we’ve ever seen, Aleksandar Rakić is really a real light heavyweight contender. This weekend we’ve Dominick Reyes and Jan Błachowicz fighting for the vacant title, and the oft-delayed Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira fight to look for the next number 1 contender presumably, but Rakić is directly behind those true names with regards to light heavyweight contention.
7. Vicente Luque
When you look at how UFC 4 fights typically go, they may be fast-paced, all-action affairs. Vicente Luque has delivered that in the true Octagon again and again. Not just that, but he’s consistently beaten the very best the UFC provides, only losing to top-tier welterweight talent like Stephen Thompson and Leon Edwards. Luque has been underrated by fans and the rankings panel consistently, despite the fact that he currently sits at number 10 in the UFC welterweight rankings. It is time to bring “The Silent Assassin” in to the game.
8. Calvin Kattar
among the biggest up-and-coming names in the UFC
Even, it feels wrong to call Calvin Kattar a prospect. Because the current # 6 6 contender in the featherweight division, the 32-year-old Kattar shows off elite boxing ability, with wins over Dan Ige, Jeremy Stephens, Shane Burgos, and Ricardo Lamas. As Kattar continues to climb the ranks, it shall feel just like a huge hole in the EA Sports UFC 4 roster.
9. Irene Aldana
Irene Aldana is most likely the next challenge for the reigning bantamweight champion (and female MMA GOAT) Amanda Nunes, but beyond that even, the Mexican-born fighter has impressive wins over a few of the UFC’s top bantamweights in Ketlen Vieira, Vanessa Melo, and Bethe Correia. If Aldana can see through her biggest challenge yet – Holly Holm in the October 4 main event – she must be put into the roster as quickly as possible.
10. Pedro Munhoz
Sure, “The Young Punisher” has been on a skid lately, but Pedro Munhoz is a mainstay in the UFC bantamweight division for a lot more than six years now, taking right out a few of the big names like Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font, and only losing to probably the most elite fighters like Frankie Aljamain and Edgar Sterling.
In the meantime, we are able to settle with creating the fighters, that is a more streamlined process because of the brand new archetype system, but simultaneously, licensed additions are always the most well-liked route officially. Who you want to see put into the overall game?